Kate VanderZaag and her husband Peter have been experimenting with a drone on their 1,800 acres of owned and rented land near Alliston, Ontario. They share an insightful experience. 

New sweet cherry varieties may be available much sooner. Photo by Glenn Lowson.

Before any new tree fruit varieties can be accepted in Canada, they must pass virus testing in a quarantine setting in Sidney, British Columbia. Thanks to new research funding, DNA technology may streamline the process from three years to six months.

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